15 Biggest Technology Wins on Kickstarter Hailey Lynne McKeefry 4/25/2016 Post a comment New technology get's people excited. A quick look at the Kickstarter funding platform proves it. Here's a look at the biggest wins, from personal 3D printers and inexpensive computers to smart bicycles and music players.
Delving into the Top 5 Enterprise Labeling Trends Josh Roffman 4/18/2016 Post a comment As labeling has becoming a mission-critical component in the supply chain, especially for those companies that are operating globally, we need to keep an eye on the trends and needs that are driving the optimization and efficacy of labeling.
Nanium & UTAC Partners on Wafer Level Packaging & Testing Julien Happich 4/11/2016 Post a comment Europe's primary OSAT company Nanium SA has signed a collaborative agreement with the Singapore-based semiconductor assembly and test services provider UTAC Holdings Ltd (UTAC) to provide a complete turnkey backend solution for Wafer Level Packaging (WLP) solutions.
Embedded SIMs Shake IoT & Smartphone Supply Chains Pablo Valerio 4/11/2016 Post a comment GSMA has presented the final release of its “GSMA Embedded SIM Specification”. This new type of SIM is integrated in the main circuit of a M2M platform, wearable, tablet or other mobile device, but it has no initial credentials and those can be provisioned over-the-air after the device is activated.
Security & Compliance Key Concerns in the Cloud Hailey Lynne McKeefry 4/8/2016 (1) comment As much as organization are enthusiastic about putting their supply chain systems in the cloud, a natural skepticism remains, as they try to insure that they can secure their data and meet compliance obligations.
Making a Smartphone World Logical Link 4/7/2016 (1) comment Dozens of third-world countries are in various stages of embracing technology in the form of a handheld device. And, that will continue to have far-reaching supply chain implications as component makers and OEMs strive to reach billions of people waiting to be part of the smartphone revolution.
Autopilot: Flying vs. Driving Junko Yoshida 3/28/2016 Post a comment Autonomous car developers disagree whether to design a driverless or driver-optional vehicle. This disparity illustrates the almost impossible tasks in making infallible autonomous cars and predicting human behavior in interactions with highly automated systems.
12 In-Car Devices to Watch Drivers Junko Yoshida 3/18/2016 Post a comment Automakers know that drivers get tired, they get sleepy and, more often than not, their attention wanders. But technologies to monitor drivers have taken on a whole new meaning, as more automated features come into cars.
Back to the Future: Pricing Still Center Stage Hailey Lynne McKeefry 3/18/2016 Post a comment Although we've moved forward, with more large organizations naming a chief procurement officer (CPO), the reality of business pressures remain, keeping procurement pros focused, to some extent on pricing rather than strategy.
Drones' Challenge: Add 'Autonomy' in Flying Junko Yoshida 3/17/2016 Post a comment Most consumer drones today are flying blind. Taking on the challenge of autonomous flying are DJI, the world’s leading drone maker in Shenzhen, China, and Movidius (San Mateo, Calif.), a designer of low-power computer vision SoCs.
Smart Glasses May Replace Smartphones Jessica Lipsky 3/15/2016 Post a comment While still at the stage of prototypes and developer kits, the nascent market for virtual and augmented reality headsets will explode by 2018, according to a panel of proponents at the Game Developers Conference.
Taking Action on Data: Is it Getting Any Easier? Frank Cavallaro 3/1/2016 (1) comment Data overload is frequently cited as the biggest hurdle to taking advantage of sophisticated telematics systems. Are companies getting any better at helping their customers break down, interpret, and use the data?
Atlas Robot Wows R. Colin Johnson 2/29/2016 Post a comment Google's (now Alphabet's) Boston Dynamics' Atlas Robot for DARPA wows, makes sci-fi feel like reality.
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